The Right Intention

My first Giving Key necklace was the word Fearless. From childhood I grew up believing that I needed to stay in my comfort zone. Stepping out made me afraid. Afraid that I wouldn't do it right, afraid that people would laugh at me, afraid that I would look silly, afraid that everyone else could do it better.

Living and learning about how much God loves me and doesn't make mistakes, and growing daily with the love of Jesus has taught me that I don't need to be fearful of doing something wrong. I don't need to worry about what people think of me, I don't need to care if I look silly or not. I know that I will do whatever it is with the right intention and will be what I need to do.

The necklace gave me the reminder of that foundation. When my friend was diagnosed as bipolar, at 50 years of age, she did so with the strongest attitude - with grace and with strength. I gave her my necklace because she was exuding Fearlessness. I hope it gave her a reminder of how strong she is.